After a huge amount of Rain everything is looking strong and lush. The red earth is going through a greening with a large array of tiny shoots. Tis very exciting as we see who is coming up.. Some tasty mushrooms came too and we had these in a soup with some of our fresh Ceratonia parsley. All our old favourites like the Lavender and Cystus are also coming into green leaf.
The River is filling, feeling magical and full of promise. We will make fresh green manure from the abundant nettles this year, already many are popping up.
So much has been going on with friends and family visits and working in the house, spaces forming and more and more of a grounding and settling occurring. Time spent in the garden: stone clearing and forming structure, planting areas being prepared, tending to the nursery and all the plants that we have planted. Clinic and research and the welcoming of new volunteers. Life at Ceratonia is a full one. The importance of reflection and pause becomes ever more vital and the supportive and nurturing impact of living and working in amongst the plants is very good.
Datura much to say about this excellent powerful medicine, but in this moment I would like to give thanks to its trumpet blooms that have looked amazing in the rain and winds of these last few weeks. Here a flower in the Sun which for the moment has very much come back.
Daisy Mae and Corey Smith at Ceratonia